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NBC
Mar 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
north of harming peace and stability. the north's new young leader, kim jong-un, has been threatening to attack the south and the u.s. on an almost daily basis. angered by tough new u.s.-led sanctions that followed the third nuclear test in the north. he's also denounced routine u.s./south korean military exercises which included two nuclear capable b-2 stealth bombers. south koreans have become used to the threats from across the border, but the shear volume and violence of the recent rhetoric has people on edge. i'm very afraid and scared, says this woman. though younger south koreans largely shrug it off, this one saying there is a slim chance war will break out. many in the south are now focused on the operations of a vast industrial zone, in calsong, just across the dmz, where 124 south korean companies directly employ more than 50,000 north korean workers. it's a big source of foreign currency for the north. it's weathered many ups and downs in relations and is seen as a barometer of the north's intentions beyond the rhetoric. today the north threatened to shut it do
NBC
Mar 11, 2013 5:30pm PDT
leader kim jong un. inspecting fortifications across the waters from the demilitar o demilitarized zone with south korea. he told the troops to be ready to annihilate the enemy at any moment. so far a war of words as kim jong un tries to prove his strength and test south korea's newly elected female president, park geun-hye, who held her first cabinet meeting today. as troops held annual exercises, experts worry the threats could get out of control. >> this young leader clearly has displayed some very unpredictable behavior. whether it's firing missiles in weeks following an agreement with the united states or whether it's meeting with dennis rodman. >> reporter: kim cancelled the hotline between north and south. all this prompting a stern warning from the white house. >> we are certainly concerned by north korea's bellicose rhetoric. >> reporter: the white house pressured china to stop kim before it's too late. >> we believe that no country, including china, should conduct business as usual with the north that threatens its neighbors. >> reporter: pyongyang is so desperate for cash it
NBC
Mar 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
's homeland. north korean leader kim jong un today reviewed his troops during military exercises. at the pentagon defense secretary chuck hagel warned it's north korea's long-range missiles that have sounded the alarm. >> but north korea in particular has recently made advances in its capabilities and has engaged in a series of irresponsible and reckless provocation. >> reporter: to counter the growing threat from north korea, the u.s. military will bolster the missile defense system in alaska by 50%, adding 14 interceptor missiles at fort greeley designed to intercept and destroy missiles aimed at the continental u.s. the u.s. military will also install an additional high-powered radar in japan to improve early warning capabilities. but why the deep concern now? remarkably, it ramped up last april during this military parade through the streets of pyongyang. u.s. intelligence was shocked to see what appeared to be long-range ballistic missiles that can be fired from mobile launchers with the capability of reaching the u.s. armed with a nuclear warhead. >> obviously without getti
NBC
Mar 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
kim jong un has issued almost daily threats including the threat of nuclear strikes on the u.s. and seoul. the north threatened u.s. bases in the pacific following tough u.s.-led sanctions imposed after pyongyang's third nuclear test. pyongyang severed one of the last remaining hotlines to the south, put its troops on what it calls combat readiness and warned that, quote, war may break out at any time. it has already renounced the armistice that ended the korean war 60 years ago. it's all put south koreans on edge. >> translator: if north korea makes a misjudgment, south korea should deliver a strong punishment. >> reporter: so far north korea has not moved beyond rhetoric, despite its recent nuclear and rocket tests analysts doubt the north has yet mastered the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile. kim jong un may be playing to a domestic audience, using the hysteria to rally his people. security officials warn he may be more reckless even than his father, the late kim jong il leading to fears of more conflict on the korean peninsula. >> security officials are
NBC
Feb 28, 2013 5:30pm PST
of the day from overseas. dennis rodman and kim jong un. the north korean leader believed to be the first meeting with an american since taking over for his father. however unofficial. basketball is big in north korea and rodman is there with the harlem globetrotters for the filming of a tv show. >>> up next tonight, the treasure hunt in the american west and some clues this evening where to find the hidden fortune. >>> tonight there are people combing the landscape of the rocky mountains armed with big dreams and a few clues and they are looking for buried treasure. the real kind. it was put there by a man determined to give away a big chunk of his personal fortune to the person lucky enough to find it. his story tonight from nbc's janet shamlian. >> reporter: the new mexico mountains have always attracted nature lovers. but the pristine wilderness has never seen so many explorers. you think you're getting close? >> i always think i'm getting close. but i -- you know. attrition alone will get me somewhere. >> reporter: mark howard has made at least 20 trips here. a modern-day treasure hu
NBC
Mar 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
kim jong-un and at least talk basketball. of the north korean leader, rodman said, quote, he loves power, he loves control because of his dad and stuff like that. he called him honest and awesome. said he loves him. the state department further distances himself -- themselves from the trip. >>> a couple other items in the news tonight. the forbes list of billionaires is out. women now make up just under 10% of the list. many more of them self-made than in recent years. the first lady talked about body image and her two girls today while publicizing her "let's move" campaign. she said, quote, i have two young daughters. we never talk about weight. i make it a point. i don't want our children to be weight-obsessed. i want them to be focused on what do i have to do in this body, because every body is different, end of quote. >>> for folks out east, the hess gasoline truck has been a staple under christmas trees for generations but hess said they're getting out of the retail gasoline business, thus ending an era. some people jokingly ask when the locusts will be coming. israel is worri
NBC
Mar 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
for a counterattack. now, officials here don't believe that north korean president kim jong-un wants a full scale war. some fear his unpredictability makes him extremely dangerous, brian. >> jim miklaszewski watching it all from the pentagon tonight. jim, thanks. >>> president obama today named long-time secret service agent julia pierson as the agency's new director. it will mark the first time a woman has ever held the top job. pierson moves up from the chief of staff role at the agency. known most widely for protecting presidents and their families. she takes over now from long time boss, secret service veteran mark sullivan. who dealt with the wake of the prostitution scandal that wounded the agency's reputation. >>> north dakota's governor today signed into law the tough est restrictions on abortion in this country. banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected which is usually around six weeks into pregnancy. most experts say the new law violates the nationwide standard under roe versus wade. the supreme court decision. and even supporters of the new measure expected to be overturned.
NBC
Mar 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
as basketball ambassador without portfolio, leaving north korea today. dennis rodman said he loves kim jong-un, his countrymen love him, and he adds, he's an awesome guy. all of which is precisely why the state department wanted no part of this trip surrounding the taping of a tv show. >>> if you're a golfer, then you can sympathize with rory mcilroy, ranked number one in the world, who after hitting his second shot into the water today put down his club, walked off the course, got in his car and left, withdrawing from this weekend's honda classic. he said he was not in a good space mentally and is in pain from a wisdom tooth. >>> and talk about a walk-off home run. rose gilbert, a teacher with the los angeles unified school district retired today at the age of 94. for 63 years on the job, she was called "mama g," and she called her students bubalas. a former student said today her colleagues are bereft of losing a gifted educator. if you know of an active teacher more senior than rose, please let us know. >>> a public burial ceremony with full military honors in bakersfield, california today
NBC
Mar 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
, voted with the u.s. for the toughest economic sanctions yet, hitting kim jong-un and his generals where it hurts. luxury products like yachts, racing cars and jewelry. >> one of the important provisions of this resolution today was to make clear that a wide range of luxury goods, including some very specific luxury goods, aren't going to be able to be imported for the leadership of north korea, which is living large while starving its people. >> reporter: kim's love of western products and sports was proved again only last week by his bizarre embrace of dennis rodman. despite pyongyang's newest threat, today the u.s. and south korea continued scheduled training exercises in south korea. while officials say the u.s. is well-defended against missile attacks, south korea and japan are increasingly worried about their belligerent neighbor. >> this 28-year-old leader is either trying to embolden himself with the military that run the operations of north korea, or the other way around. the military is exerting force over this young 28-year-old leader, and the saber rattling is serious and we
NBC
Mar 29, 2013 5:30pm PDT
just ten miles from the border. kim jong-un, seen recently peering at this island through binoculars, threatened to turn it into a sea of flames. so he was on that island there? >> yes. >> reporter: does that worry you? this man has lived here for 49 years. he's heard the threats before but never like this. the island is a fortress lined with fencing and mine fields. the fortifications stretch all the way down the coast here. 30 foot wide wall and on top layers of razor wire. locals say the army is tense. a network of underground bomb shelters is being made ready. these are all over the island and have been freshly stocked up with supplies. still most islanders seem determined to stay while keeping a nervous eye on their neighbors to the north. in spite of all the rhetoric against the u.s., it's places like this which are most vulnerable. but any local skirmish or miscalculation could easily escalate. brian? >> ian williams in south korea tonight just over the north korean border, as you saw. >>> let's talk more with our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, with us f
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